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#FunFactFriday – Navy tradition holds that pilots who make a navigational error and land on the wrong carrier get mocked by the crew who “decorate” the plane with graffiti. Adding @USAirForce markings is the ultimate insult to an already embarrassed naval aviator #navy #Usn #plane #aviation #jet #airforce
When the 🇦🇷Argentine Navy flagship, the light cruiser General Belgrano, was sunk by the 🇬🇧British submarine HMS Conqueror’s torpedo on 2 May 1982, a total of 323 of the surface ship’s crew died as she went down. Some 700 others were then rescued from the freezing water. Those deaths represented over half the total KIA suffered by Argentina in the entire 74-day Falklands War.
[via: Strategy & Tactics Press]
A German Siebel ferry, here at anchor carrying four 88 mm Flak 36 anti-aircraft and two 20 mm FlaK 38 anti-aircraft guns. Used in coastal waters, the Siebel ferry could carry heavy loads. It evacuated just about everything from Sicily. #ww2 #history
Hideki Tojo receiving his death sentence, Tokyo, Japan, 12 Nov 1948.
[Source: United States National Archives]
#history #ww2 #40s #1940s #japan #1948
German paratroopers with an 8.8 cm FlaK anti-tank gun in a town in Southern Italy, 8 Nov 1943. [Photographer: Reuschle / German Federal Archive / Bild 101I-568-1539-29A] #history #wwii #ww2 #guns #italy #1943 #1940s
🇺🇸 Douglas MacArthur, seen here as a brigadier general, cleaned up after the Germans left and restored what he could of the original splendor. He is seated in the original chair of the old lord of the chateau. St. Benoit Chateau, France, September 19, 1918. [US Army photograph / Photographer US Army Lt. Ralph Estep / National Archives] #history #wwi #ww1